Part of the Mill Hill Music Festival. Pop-up Opera is an innovative touring opera company dedicated to making opera enjoyable and inviting for all. The performance is directed by Max Hoehn; winner of the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship and nominee for ‘Best Young Director’ at the 2016 International Opera Awards. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera filled with humour, sparkle and fun.
The opera’s story is about a rich Italian businessman’s attempt to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. Packed with tunes and matrimonial mayhem, the opera’s premiere in Vienna was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after!
Popup Opera was founded in 2011 and aims to “broaden the appeal of opera and to challenge the way opera is performed, by taking it into unusual spaces and making [it] intimate and engaging”. It currently runs around 90 performances a year touring 3-4 productions.
Book your tickets now and join us for another fantastic evening of opera at Mill Hill Music Festival on Tuesday 20th June.“I honestly cannot imagine anyone, of any age or class or tastes, who would have been bored or unmoved” - The Times